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**Al-Allo****Member**- Registered: 2012-08-23
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Hi,

Could someone give me a reference to a rigorous introduction (So I understand what's going on, that doesn't just give out formulas without explanation,etc.)to analytical geometry text ?? Keep in mind that I only have knowledge of high school math!(equations of second degree,etc.)

Thank you again !

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi;

I am firmly against a "Rigorous Introduction." I would suggest a book of problems. To understand math you have to do it.

Where can you get that type of book? I am not sure there is one that is good. I believe in taking advantage of the internet and forums.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**Al-Allo****Member**- Registered: 2012-08-23
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Well, of course I'm expecting rigour and exercices. The two of them

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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it is very difficult to find a book where they do not bundle it with Calculus. I would lean towards this Schaums outline.

http://www.amazon.com/Analytic-Geometry-Schaums-Outline-Kindle/dp/0070345759

I was unable to find it online.

I found

Analytical Geometry by Pogorelov

Analytical Geometry for colleges, universities and technical schools by E. W. Nichols

neither one looks great for self teaching but you will have to remember that 99.99% of all books on math are made to be part of a course with an instructor.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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